Friday, October 14, 2011

How stupid is this? Church Tells Christians in India to Have More Kids

I saw the story about the Catholic Church asking Christians in India to have more kids and am outraged at the stupidity!  The world is already over-populated, and religions should NOT be asking people to have more children. Do they know the starvation levels in India? How about concerning themselves with the people that are alive, instead?  I can't believe the stupidity of this!
Church Tells Christians in India to Have More Kids
(Associated Press) 
NEW DELHI - Worried about its dwindling numbers, the Roman Catholic church in southern India is exhorting its flock to have more children, with some parishes offering free schooling, medical care and even cash bonuses for large families, church officials said Tuesday.
The strategy comes as India's population tops 1.2 billion, making it the second most populous country in the world after China, and runs counter to a national government policy of limiting family size.
But in the southern state of Kerala, where Catholics have long been a large, important minority, church authorities believe the state's overall Christian population could drop to 17 percent this year, down from 19.5 percent in 1991. While they don't have precise numbers for the Catholic population, they believe it is also dropping sharply.
"The Christian community in Kerala is dwindling. We realized that if the numbers decreased further, it would have a negative impact on the community," said Babu Joseph, spokesman for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India in New Delhi.
Full story: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/10/11/501364/main20118563.shtml?tag=cbsnewsSectionContent.2#
COMMENTS I AGREE WITH::
by 1988JAck October 11, 2011 2:08 PM EDT
All religions are crazy, here's proof of it yet again.

by endrepubs October 11, 2011 1:56 PM EDT
To the Catholic Church. We already have too many people on the planet. Wake up you fools. And we have WAY too much religion and not enough common sense.

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